acoustic nerve









acoustic nerve


noun Anatomy.

  1. either one of the eighth pair of cranial nerves, consisting of sensory fibers that conduct impulses from the organs of hearing and from the semicircular canals to the brain.

noun

  1. auditory nerve.

noun

  1. the former name for vestibulocochlear nerve

n.

  1. cochlear nerve

n.

  1. vestibulocochlear nerve

  1. Either of the eighth pair of cranial nerves that carries sensory impulses from the ear to the brain. The auditory nerve transmits information related to sound and balance.

The nerve that connects the inner ear with the brain. One of its two branches carries the sensation of sound to the brain; the other is involved in maintaining balance.

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